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Visit Hogwarts?
« on: June 01, 2007, 11:18:32 AM »

I cannot express how excited I am to live in driving distance of Orlando, FL, or what will soon be known as Hogwarts!!!!!

Below is a link to an article announcing that a Harry Potter Theme Park will open in Orlando in 2009!!!!  Yippee! 

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/31/potter.park.reut/index.html
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Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2007, 11:21:12 AM »

That might actually get me to Orlando when Disney World has failed to do so. :)
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Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2007, 12:42:30 PM »

Yeah.  Not quite sure about that one.  You guys can let me know if it's worth going to. 

On the other hand, it *could* be the sight for our first ever Hogwarts meeting!
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Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007, 10:08:36 PM »

That's kinda what I'm hoping to accomplish with the Hogwarts Comes To Tennessee bit.  On a small scale, of course.   ;D
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Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009, 01:21:50 PM »

Well, I know this has been dead for quite some time, but much else on the board (all?) has been dead... so I feel no shame in bringing this back up :)

The theme park is now set to open in 2010, and there are tons of sneaky photos all over the internet.  Anyone kept up with this at all?
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Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2009, 10:17:45 AM »

I haven't seen the pictures - where are the links?????  I would love to look at them.  The Universal website has several "artist renderings" of what it may look like.  I can only imagine how hard it is going to be to get into the park when it opens.  However, I am sure I will be one of the masses.
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2009, 11:30:12 AM »

The renderings on the official site are cool but the "unofficial" pics are way better! I can't remember the URL and I'm posting from my phone so hard to find the links - but I just found them with a good google search. There's some site that has a TON of pics and captions with little bits of news. If someone funds it before I do, post the link - otherwise I will later.

As for me, I'll go, but it will be a while before I can afford that!
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Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2009, 11:31:09 PM »

Oh - also - I wanted to ad - there was a TV special about the theme park that was run in Orlando, FL.  It's somewhere on YouTube (again, I can't remember how I came across it...), but worth looking if anyone is motivated!
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Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2009, 10:56:42 AM »

I'm torn. Harry Potter! But there will probably be roller coasters, which ... um ... too scared. I have a thing about heights. (It's probably a good thing I never took up Quidditch, eh?) But ... Harry Potter!
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Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2009, 09:27:03 PM »

This link has some of the concept art. http://www.cinematical.com/2009/09/15/preview-2010s-wizarding-world-of-harry-potter-theme-park/

(I hope there is more than mostly just restaurants and shops, which is kind of what it looks like!) :)
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Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2009, 01:52:23 PM »

I could be talked into going to Orlando for this.  In fact, a couple of work friends and I *have* discussed it.  Not completely seriously, of course, but not completely joking, either....
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Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2010, 06:41:09 PM »

There have been commercials about the park on TV. Just saw one. I'm still curious to know more of the specifics. And what the entrance price is. *bounce*
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2010, 07:27:35 AM »

So the last article I read said there are only gonna be three rides. Does this mean the rest of it is going to be them trying to sell me things? Do I care? Hmmm.... *checks calendar for holes*
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Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2010, 08:15:27 AM »

Has anyone gone yet?  Would love to hear reviews from someone.
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2011, 12:26:13 PM »

Not me. Yet. Maybe. *sigh* Life's been pretty stressful, as I'm apply to grad schools to get a creative writing MFA. If I get in, maybe I'll make a trip my reward. Though I don't know if I have any friends I could drag along with me. :)
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2011, 01:55:18 PM »

A good friend of mine went.  He said the shops were nice, and the castle was really cool, but overall, the experience wasn't worth the price. 
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2011, 11:33:08 PM »

That's exactly the experience I'm worried about having. I'm far too cheap, really, even when I don't have to be. :) But .... HP......
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2011, 06:50:53 PM »

I figure if I set my expectations low enough, I would probably enjoy it.
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2011, 08:44:25 PM »

This is a good plan in general. I try to have low expectations going into movies these days, and it seems to help. I suspect the same principle would apply to theme parks, too. :D
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